Injured California Visitor Airlifted from Twin Falls
By Wendy Osher
A 57-year-old man from Saratoga, California was airlifted from the Twin Falls area of Maui on Wednesday afternoon after suffering injuries in a fall.
Fire officials say the man fell from a standing position on an uneven trail and complained of lower back and hip pain.
The incident was reported at around 12:36 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014, in the area just above the fourth waterfall.
Firefighters from Engine 2 in Pāʻia hiked into the area, secured the man to a stokes basket, and carried him to a clearing in the canopy where he was picked up by rescue personnel aboard the department’s Air-1 helicopter, according to department reports.
Maui Fire Services Chief Lee Mainaga said the man was taken to a landing zone where he was then loaded into an ambulance for transport to the Maui Memorial Medical Center in stable condition.